Layna tapilti muka / River Song

Layna tapilti muka / River Song is our leading project for 2023 and will be created in partnership with Tasmanain Aboriginal company, NITA Education. The project involves the creation of a 4-metre stringybark ningher (canoe). The long process of making of 4kms of rope will be assisted by workshops with local school students from Bicheno and Swansea Primaries. Once the rope is made, the building of the ningher will take place during the Saturday daytime of ECHO Festival. The ningher will be paddled upstream at around 5pm to greet the audience ashore.

Nita Education will then perform the Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony and Mutton Bird Dance.

Native bounty feast


Chilled with saltbush crunch

Wallaby lahmajun

Grilled flatbreads with wallaby, tomato and herb filling

Sea parsley tabouli

Parsley and onion salad with lemon, using
east coast sea parsley

Vegan, GF


Whipped Tassie garlic dip

Vegetarian, GF

Fire roasted lamb shoulder

With fragrant green herbs and garlic


Warrigal zhoug

Warrigal greens and chilli condiment

Vegan, GF

Fire roasted pumpkins

With tahini yoghurt and toasted pepitas

Vegetarian, GF

(Vegetarian option)

Walnut and garlic stuffed roasted beetroot

Vegan, GF

Kunzea knafeh

Pastry with kunzea custard filling and sugar


Seafood brunch platter

Abalone fried rice

With local greens, egg and herbs


Cray cakes

With dill and lemon mayo



And spicy tomato dressing


Squid skewers

With saltbush and pepperberry


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